STEM Policy

WHILE THE PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN AND MARGINALIZED GENDER GROUPS IN THE STEM FIELD HAS GROWN IN RECENT YEARS, MEN AND CISGENDER PEOPLE STILL FAR OUTNUMBER WOMEN AND MARGINALIZED GROUPS. THIS GAP IS ESPECIALLY PRONOUNCED IN THE AREAS OF PHYSICS, ENGINEERING, AND COMPUTER SCIENCE, WHERE WOMEN EARN ONLY 20% OF BACHELOR'S DEGREES. STUDENTS OF MARGINALIZED GENDER GROUPS CONTINUE IN STEM MAJORS AT A RATE 10% LOWER THAN THEIR CISGENDER CLASSMATES. 

This seminar offers students a valuable opportunity to hear firsthand from leaders in science, health, and technology who are shaping our nation’s STEM agenda. Students will connect with senior officials in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Our 2022 STEM Policy seminar will be an in-person seminar in Washington, D.C. In accordance with Washington D.C. COVID guidelines (see Mayor Order 2021-148), all participants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID19, be able to show proof of vaccine and be masked when indoors during the STEM Policy seminar. 

dates and deadlines

Seminar: March 15-17, 2022
Orientation: March 14, 2022

Scholarship: February 2, 2022
Registration:
February 9, 2022


SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS


SEMINAR Information

PLEN's STEM Policy seminar is being hosted by Verizon and will be located at:

1300 I (Eye) Street, NW
Suite 500 East
Washington, DC 20005

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Seminar tuition$525.00$625.00$725.00
Chaperone tuition$50.00$50.00$100.00

The seminar fee includes a $250.00 non-refundable registration fee

Hotel information

PLEN has partnered with Hilton's Embassy Suites DC Convention Center for the STEM Policy seminar.

900 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

You will have the option to select between a triple, double, or single room. The hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm EST on March 14 and the checkout time will be 12:00 pm EST on March 17.

 Triple RoomDouble RoomSingle Room
Total Cost 3 nights$351$525$1050

The hotel fee is not refundable.


SEMINAR REGISTRATION

Ready to attend the seminar?  If you attend a member institution, please contact your member representative for registration instructions and promotion codes.


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